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2009 Stories by Paul Galvani

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  • Tintos Spanish Restaurant & Wine Bar

    published July 9, 2009

    "After 18 years doing this for others, I was ready to take the challenge on my own," Alberto Alfonzo says about why he decided to open his own... More >>

  • Deviled and Delicious at Brick House Tavern & Tap

    published July 9, 2009

    If you think that deviled eggs went out of fashion in the '70s along with meat loaf and Salisbury steak, think again, as they're making a... More >>

  • Tony Thai & Sushi Restaurant #2

    published July 2, 2009

    Following on the success of his first restaurant in the new Chinatown, Tony has opened a second location of Tony Thai & Sushi Restaurant... More >>

  • Heavenly Hummus at Blue Planet Cafe

    published July 2, 2009

    At Blue Planet Cafe, (1330 Wirt, 713-681-9800), the hummus salad plate ($5.25) comes with plenty of healthy items like sticks of celery,... More >>

  • Catch it while you can at Hugo's

    published June 25, 2009

    The literal translation of pan de cazón is "small-shark bread." It's the sort-of national dish of Campeche, where they use blacktip... More >>

  • Goodbye Mak Chin's, Hello Shuck Daddy's

    published June 25, 2009

    Mac Chin's has become Shuck Daddy's (1511 Shepherd, 713-861-9888). "We opened Mac Chin's as our first and only venture into upscale... More >>

  • Blue Planet Cafe

    published June 18, 2009

    Retired teacher Ingrid Syam and her husband Deep Syam recently opened fast-casual Blue Planet Cafe (1330 Wirt, 713-681-9800), which offers... More >>

  • Hello, Liver

    published June 18, 2009

    Chicken livers can have a strong taste if they're not prepared correctly, but the Peli-Peli chicken livers ($8) at South African restaurant... More >>

  • Garnaxa

    published June 11, 2009

    Sara Zapian, the owner of new tapas bar Garnaxa (5213 Cedar, 713-667-3030), led an interesting life before moving here from Mexico seven... More >>

  • Nothing's Missing at Brisa Cocina Mexicana

    published June 11, 2009

    The salchi-burger ($9) at Brisa Cocina Mexicana (5161 San Felipe, 713-993-9899) is the perfect marriage of pork and beef with Mexican... More >>

  • Cafe Kubo's

    published June 4, 2009

    Yoichi "Yogi" Ueno opened the first Kubo's Sushi in the Village in 2001. "We wanted to expand into a fast-food restaurant serving healthy Japanese... More >>

  • Crunchy Lunch

    published June 4, 2009

    If you're not careful, it's easy to overlook the crunchy chicken ($15.95) at benjy's (2424 Dunstan, 713-522-7602), since it's a little... More >>

  • Numero Dos

    published May 28, 2009

    Mention the word "enchilada" in Houston, and people think "Sylvia." Sylvia Casares, often referred to as the "Queen of Enchiladas,"... More >>

  • Curry in a Hurry

    published May 28, 2009

    The flavors of India: On a pizza? Why not? ZPizza (4010 Bissonnet, 713-432-7219), a franchised chain, specializes in exotic,... More >>

  • New Noodles

    published May 21, 2009

    Jenni's Noodle Shop has had a cult following ever since Jenni Tran-Weaver opened her first location on Jefferson Street eight years ago.... More >>

  • Hot Mess

    published May 21, 2009

    Hot Plate has discovered a new savory snack: the bourekas ($.85 each) at Super Pita Bakery & Deli (9806 Hillcroft, 832-576-2692).... More >>

  • Peli-Peli

    published May 14, 2009

    Paul Friedman is originally from South Africa, where he opened and ran 47 steakhouses before moving here in 1978 to run a successful travel and... More >>

  • Magical Mystery Tour

    published May 14, 2009

    It's easy to get firm fish like snapper or shrimp to turn out crispy if you cover them in panko (Japanese bread crumbs) and then fry them,... More >>

  • Vinoteca Poscol

    published May 7, 2009

    Marco Wiles just opened Vinoteca Poscol (1609 Westheimer, 713-529-2797) in the space where Montrose Cafe used to be. "Every week, I... More >>

  • Surprise!

    published May 7, 2009

    Surprise ingredient: The Santa Monica Pizza (12 inch, $16.99) at Pink's Pizza (710 W. Gray, 713-521-7465) is as yummy as it... More >>

  • Brisa Cocina Mexicana

    published April 30, 2009

    Diana Ramos used to own Habanero Blue, near the ballpark downtown, but that fell victim to all of the construction that occurred a couple of... More >>

  • Guadalajara Del Centro

    published April 30, 2009

    Attention, please: The enchilada marisco ($15) at Guadalajara Del Centro (1201 San Jacinto, 713-650-0101) is one of... More >>

  • Loggia Brings Uptown to Sugar Land with an Ultramodern Sports Bar

    published April 23, 2009

    Tim Proto, the co-owner of the new Loggia (2248 Texas Dr., Sugar Land, 281-903 7324), may be a newcomer to the restaurant business,... More >>

  • A New Falafel Frontier at Falafel Frenzy

    published April 23, 2009

    Famous falafel: Ayman Jarah, the owner of Falafel Frenzy (914 Prairie, 713-237-8987), decided he wanted to get in the kitchen and... More >>

  • Super Pita Bakery & Deli

    published April 16, 2009

    Shai and Ely Tsaig are brothers and fourth-­generation bakers from the ancient port city of Ashkelon in southern Israel. They own Super... More >>

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